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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Análisis genético

Genetic analysis (jeh-NEH-tik uh-NA-lih-sis)
The study of a sample of DNA to look for mutations (changes) that may increase risk of disease or affect the way a person responds to treatment.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.